Archive for May 2008

Electric cars built by students purr around Lime Rock Park | The Republican-American

May 31st, 2008 | By

Shepaug High School student Tessa Bevans drives her team’s electric car during the annual Electrathon electric car challenge Friday at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville. (Jim Shannon / RA)Electric cars built by students purr around Lime Rock Park | The Republican-American: “Dozens of students from 35 Connecticut high schools converged at the Lakeville race track

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Collinsville, Coventry Farmers Markets Opening | Courant.com

May 31st, 2008 | By

Collinsville Farmers Market To Open June 15 | Courant.com Coventry Farmers' Market To Open Its Season Sunday | Courant.com Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Don’t Lose Sight Of Our Past | Courant.com

May 31st, 2008 | By

Don't Lose Sight Of Our Past | Courant.com: "In my work as a public speaker and historian, I developed a program, 'Beauty & the Beast: 300 Years of Connecticut Architecture,' that concludes with images of sprawl and subdivisions and a profile of the excesses of contemporary Greenwich.": William Hosley is Director New Haven Museum Provided

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Connecticut Lobstermen Hope for a Reprieve | NYTimes.com

May 31st, 2008 | By

Connecticut Lobstermen Hope for a Reprieve | NYTimes.com: “LONG Island Sound’s ailing lobster industry is trying to recover from a slump that has lasted nearly a decade, but it won’t be getting any help this year from Connecticut’s state legislature.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Why you should know Shelley Spohr of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe | TheDay.com

May 31st, 2008 | By

Why you should know Shelley Spohr of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe | TheDay.com: “Why you should know her: For the last nine years, Spohr, a wildlife biologist with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources Protection, has been studying the critters that inhabit tribal lands. Spohr has analyzed fox, coyote, deer, bird and salamander

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Monitoring available for public bathing areas across CT | NorwalkPlus.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

Monitoring available for public bathing areas across CT | NorwalkPlus.com: “The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that its Beach Monitoring Program water testing services are available to state agencies and local health departments/districts this summer to test the safety of swimming water at public bathing areas, including fresh water and coastal public

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Fonfara and Governor Rell Announce $350,000 for Hartford’s Lozada Park | from state Sen. John Fonfara

May 30th, 2008 | By

Fonfara and Governor Rell Announce $350,000 for Hartford’s Lozada Park | from state Sen. John Fonfara: “Governor M. Jodi Rell and Senator John Fonfara (D-Hartford) today announced that $350,000 to make improvements to Lozada Park in Hartford is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets May 30. The park is located on

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Gina McCarthy Criticizes G.E. Clean-up Plan | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

May 30th, 2008 | By

Connecticut's Environmental Commissioner Criticizes G.E. Clean-up Plan | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network: “The U-S Environmental Protection Agency is expected to respond to General Electric’s proposal for cleaning up the Housatonic River by mid-June. But Connecticut’s environmental agency isn’t satisfied with the company’s proposal.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Connecticut DEP Commissioner McCarthy: The Market Will Drive Green Policies | On Pharma

May 30th, 2008 | By

Connecticut DEP Commissioner McCarthy: The Market Will Drive Green Policies | On Pharma: “Government and industry need to work together to solve environmental problems, in a proactive, rather than defensive way, she said.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Local high schools place in Envirothon | The Litchfield Enquirer

May 30th, 2008 | By

Local high schools place in Envirothon | The Litchfield Enquirer: “Envirothon Teams learn so much-about their local environment, its natural resources and what they can do to protect them. Team members, who range in age from freshmen to seniors in high school, are also building their own skills in teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking.

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Arethusa Farm awards FFA | The Litchfield Enquirer

May 30th, 2008 | By

Arethusa Farm awards FFA | The Litchfield Enquirer: “Arethusa Farm LLC in Litchfield has awarded $20,000 to the 2007 Woodbury FFA (For the Future of Agriculture) Dairy Cattle Evaluation Team, enabling the group to attend the International Livestock Judging Tour in Scotland and travel in Europe after first competing at an international level at the

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Students Protest Lack of LEED in Design for CT Campus Building | greenbuildingsNYC

May 30th, 2008 | By

Students Protest Lack of LEED in Design for CT Campus Building | greenbuildingsNYC: “There’s a bit of a LEED-driven controversy that’s currently playing out at the Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. Students are alleging that the design by Upper West Side-based Mitchell-Giurgola Architects for a new $40 million, 3-story laboratory building “isn’t green enough.”” Provided

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DEP Officer Again Recommends Leyland Approval | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

DEP Officer Again Recommends Leyland Approval | TheDay.com: “Once again Jean F. Dellamarggio, a hearing officer with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has issued a proposed final decision recommending the DEP commission approve a water discharge permit application for Madison Landing.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Montville OKs first step in Rand deal | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

Montville OKs first step in Rand deal | TheDay.com: As part of the plan, technical experts reviewed Rand-Whitney’s water-quality requirements named in the Water Supply Agreement with the town. They also projected demand for wastewater services over the next 10 years and the current capacity of the wastewater-treatment facility. Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Powered by Biodiesel | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

Powered by Biodiesel | TheDay.com: “Have you seen the BioBug driving through town? The snazzy, mint-green Volkswagen, with its “Powered by Biodezl” decals, is the flagship vehicle of Greenleaf Biofuels. Founded in 2004 by Guilford native Gus Kellogg, Greenleaf distributes American-grown biofuel.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Preston has no time to waste in developing hospital site | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

Preston has no time to waste in developing hospital site | TheDay.com: “Norwich Hospital Advisory Committee members are faced with a timeline that leaves little room for error or debate if they want to secure a developer for the site and notify the state that the town intends to acquire the 419-acre property by the

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Lawyer Moira Bessette Martin will head Essex trust group | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

Lawyer Moira Bessette Martin will head Essex trust group | TheDay.com: “The Essex Savings Bank on Thursday named a new vice president for its growing trust operations. The mutual savings bank said that Moira Bessette Martin, an attorney who previously worked as a vice president/trust officer with Bank of America’s private wealth management group in

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Conserving Energy: For the Wallet and the World – North Haven Congregational Church | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

Conserving Energy: For the Wallet and the World | TheDay.com: “As energy costs continue to increase, homeowners, towns, and businesses around Connecticut begin to look for ways to reduce them. North Haven Congregational Church (NHCC) has put into place a four-stage plan known as the Antelope Project to reduce its own costs overtime.” Provided by

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‘A Green Triumph’ | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

‘A Green Triumph’ | TheDay.com: “The push for greener living in town is proving to be an intergenerational effort as North Haven High School (NHHS) students join forces with the Clean Energy Task Force (CETF) to encourage environmental responsibility.” Provided by www.CTEnvironmentalHeadlines.com



Conserving, Teaching, Recycling – A Town’s Green Initiatives | TheDay.com

May 30th, 2008 | By

Conserving, Teaching, Recycling – A Town’s Green Initiatives | TheDay.com: “For a town literally at the crossroads–of major highways, of river and Sound, of commerce and preservation–Old Saybrook has made several moves that can give its residents reason for pride when it comes to protecting the environment while keeping the town a great place to

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